Man Convicted of Assaulting Coudersport State Trooper

COUDERSPORT – Jason M. Teller, 24, of Harrison Valley, PA, has been found guilty of assaulting a Coudersport-based State Trooper while in custody.

A Potter County jury on Wednesday, June 13, found Teller guilty of two first-degree felony counts of Aggravated Assault, one count of second-degree Aggravated Assault With a Deadly Weapon, Disorderly Conduct, DUI and other related charges.

Teller was arrested by State Police in March of 2011 after Troopers David Burd and Sean Jenary responded to a reported assault at 3656 Gold Road in Genesee, PA.

According to affidavits by Burd and Jenary, Teller attacked Burd from behind while in handcuffs, choking the officer and causing injuries. Trooper Jenary testified that he ran to Burd’s assistance after the attack and that several strikes were required to loosen Teller’s grip on Burd.

Both officers said Teller appeared to be intoxicated and was extremely combative and uncooperative before the attack on Burd.

Sentencing has been scheduled for August 8 at 3:00 pm in Judge Stephen Minor’s courtroom.

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